- Northanger Abbey by
Jane Austen * 11/6/10 The Great Gatsbyby F. Scott Fitzgerald The Double Bind by Chris Bohjalian11/8/10
** 10/28/10 The Sun Also Risesby Ernest Hemingway
- First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde
- Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell by Susanna Clarke
Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver***3/16/2010
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini4/7/10
Gone With the Windby Margaret Mitchell**** Catcherin the Rye by J.D. Salinger*****
- Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner******
**Originally I picked The Old Man and the Sea, but after suggestions, I changed my mind. Jed went through a Hemingway phase in high school, so we own a ton of his books and stories. I've only read a few stories here and there for literature classes in college and thought I should tackle one of his books.
***I originally wrote The Bean Trees, but I meant Animal Dreams. I read The Bean Trees a few years ago, and it is what convinced me to give Barbara Kingsolver another chance, because after The Poisonwood Bible, I might not have.
****I read this book in the fifth grade. And I've read the sequel. And I've seen the movie (I own it) several times. But the fifth grade was A LONG time ago, and I thought I might appreciate it differently now.
*****I read this book my junior year as well (American literature= junior year of high school) but with Salinger's death recently, I started wondering if I would appreciate this book more now that I'm older, and not so focused on how much bad language exists in it.
******Because I definitely need some nonfiction in my reading line-up, I've heard this book is good, and maybe it'll help me understand what Jed is studying.